New mother grateful for mum's help in raising child

Above: Madam Lim Bee Wah, 56, quit her job of 14 years last year so her daughter Tam Xiang Ying, 32, seen here with husband Kelvin Chua, 36, and daughter, Faye, would not have to give up her job to care for the baby. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Madam Lim Bee Wah, 56, quit her job of 14 years last year so her daughter Tam Xiang Ying, 32, seen here with husband Kelvin Chua, 36, and daughter, Faye, would not have to give up her job to care for the baby. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Mother's Day this year held special meaning for first-time mum Tam Xiang Ying as she celebrated the occasion yesterday with her own mother and baby daughter by her side.

For two months last year, the 32-year-old was in a dilemma: Give up a job she enjoys at the People's Association or stay home to care for her baby. Then in July, her mother stepped in and ended her struggle.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2020, with the headline 'New mother grateful for mum's help in raising child'. Print Edition | Subscribe